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									Former Wrestler Propels Parati Competitive Rowing to a new level of
                     Discipline and Success
    Members of a very successful Woodlands rowing team never dreamed that a former D1
                       wrestler could lead them to the medals podium.

The Woodlands, TX, May 08, 2013 - Members of a very successful Woodlands rowing team
never dreamed that a former D1 wrestler could lead them to the medals podium. At first glance,
wrestling and rowing seem to have little in common. But Mike Rosman, head coach of Parati
Competitive Rowing, credits his Big Ten NCAA wrestling career for his success in coaching crew.

As Mike explains, “Wrestling is a much more complicated sport than rowing; in wrestling you must
be on offense while reacting to your opponent’s moves. Wrestlers must be flexible, strong, and
have a very high pain tolerance. Rowing is more of a finesse sport. Mechanically, rowing simply
requires mastery of a stroke. Sounds easy, but the key to rowing success is repeating that stroke
throughout an entire race without losing form or speed. This is where my wrestling training kicks
in. I know how to build strength, endurance, and mental discipline into my athletes so they can
push through the pain in competition and maintain effective technique. The measure of success is
not how precise your first strokes are, but how fast and efficient you are at the finish line.”

To that end, Coach Mike incorporates many aspects of full body fitness into Parati’s year round
training schedule. The athletes in this Woodlands rowing club embrace high intensity cardio
work-outs and weight lifting in addition to endurance rowing sessions. Rowers use ergs, stationery
rowing machines, to increase conditioning and compete on land against teammates. Blade work
refines rowing technique on the water and demands mental focus and repetition.

So how does Coach Mike motivate his athletes to maintain such a strong work ethic?

According to Mike, it’s simple; “I train alongside my rowers. They know I am willing to work as
hard as they are, and I am a lot older! Again, this is where my wrestling background serves me
well as a coach. I am in great shape and mentally tough – I do not quit. I lead by example.”

Rosman’s philosophy is paying off. In its inaugural year as a club, Parati Competitive Rowing is
already the most successful youth rowing club in The Woodlands.

But it’s more than just rowing according to all the members. Coach Mike sums up the club’s
attitude; “Parati is more than just a team; we are a family. We work hard, but we also have a lot
of fun together. It’s easier to go that extra mile in training when you are in the company of
friends.”

Media Contact:
Parati Competitive Rowing
info@paratirowingthewoodlands.org
111 Wind Ridge Circle
The Woodlands, Texas 77381
http://paratirowingthewoodlands.org
832-510-6288
About Parati Competitive Rowing:
Parati Competitive Rowing is a non-profit Club team located in The Woodlands, Texas. We are a
co-ed youth sculling team that trains rigorously year round and competes at local, regional, and
national levels.

Contact:
Parati Competitive Rowing
111 Wind Ridge Circle
The Woodlands, Texas 77381
832-510-6288
info@paratirowingthewoodlands.org
http://paratirowingthewoodlands.org

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